COUNCIL OF EUROPE CERTIFICATION CEREMONY
On November 3rd 2022 the Iron Age Danube Route was awarded the certificate of the cultural route of the Council of Europe. The gathers 30 members from 7 countries of the Danube region. The cultural route focuses on promotion, presentation, research and sustainable development of the Iron Age heritage of the Danube region.
The certification ceremony was held in the Dverce palace under the aegis of the City of Zagreb. The certificate to the Iron Age Danube Route was awarded by Mr. Stefano Dominioni, the director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes and the Executive Secretary of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, Mrs. Nina Obuljen Koržinek, Mrs. Mrs. Laura Topolovšek, envoy of the mayor of the City of Zagreb, as well as a number of members of the diplomatic corps of the network countries, members and stakeholders from all partner countries and other distinguished guests.
The formal award ceremony of the certificate was the pinnacle of a two-day Closing Event of the international project "Virtual archaeological landscapes of the Danube region project" (acronym: Danube's archaeological eLandscapes). The project is carried out as part of the Interreg Danube Transnational program and is co-funded by the European Union through the ERDF and IPA II.